One of the largest museum in Germany; The German Museum of Technology (Deutsches Technikmuseum) solely dedicat-ed to technology recently grabbed eyeballs from all over the industry as it underwent a revamp project wherein it upgraded to LED lighting technology. The museum was fitted with ERCO lights and perfectly demonstrates how improvements in efficiency and the optimization of light go hand-in-hand.
The museum hosts around 600,000 visitors every year and this Berlin’s multifaceted mu-seum landscape has space of around 26,000 square meters that cater to both permanent and special exhibitions of a myriad of themes ranging from aviation and shipping to rail and road traffic and beyond.
Saving energy was a huge driving factor behind the decision of changing the light-ing system. The aim was to improve energy balance of the entire museum according to Professor Joseph Hoppe, Deputy Director of the museum.
Following the decision, ERCO lighting was brought in through a tender. A contract was signed with a set goal of achieving energy efficiency and brilliance of light. This was marked a qualitative quantum leap in museum lighting. The relighting of the mu-seum was under the supervision of designer Karsten Krause. He designed such an effi-cient LED lighting system that he was able to save annual energy costs of 125,000 euros. Apart from being energy efficient, a reduced emission of CO2 emission by 395 tonnes was also noted. The flexibility of the luminaires now allows the museum team to fine-tune and readjust the light at as per convenience. “The new light allows both us and the public to discover things we never saw before.” Hoppe praised the ERCO Spherolit lenses.